A Colorful Introduction to the Anatomy of the Human Brain: A Brain and Psychology Coloring Book

A Colorful Introduction to the Anatomy of the Human Brain: A Brain and Psychology Coloring Book

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by John P.J. Pinel
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0205162991

ISBN-13: 9780205162994

Pub. Date: 09/23/1997

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.


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  • Thousands of people inquire about and buy a competitor to this book each year.
  • Unique layout compared to the competition! Text is on the left page with illustration on facing page. A cover flap can cover the illustration's labels for easy self-testing.
  • Up-to-date information covers the latest findings.
  • Available now!


Acknowledging the difficulty many readers have when first attempting to learn about the brain's psychological functions, the authors of A Colorful Introduction to the Human Brain have created a book that makes the fascinating world of brain psychology research accessible to readers with little or no background in neuroscience. Readers learn the material in several steps. First they read through the introduction and definitions on the left page; then they color the illustration on the facing page; and finally they use the special cover flap to conceal the illustration labels while checking their knowledge, until they feel they have completely learned the material. Review exercises at the end of each chapter provide an opportunity for self-assessment, with answers provided at the end of the book.


John Pinel, a professor of biopsychology at the University of British Columbia, is an award-winning teacher and the author of over 200 scientific articles. However, he is best known for his reader-oriented writing. His clear concise introductions to behavioral neuroscience have inspired, enthralled, and amused a generation of students and lay people.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205162994
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
09/23/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
8.29(w) x 10.94(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents


All chapters include “Introduction” and “Review Exercises.”
Preface.
To The Reader.
How to Use This Book.
I.
BASIC NEUROANATOMY.

1.Organization of the Human Nervous System.
Divisions of the Nervous System.
Divisions of the Central Nervous System.
Divisions of the Peripheral Nervous System.
Organization of the Spinal Cord.
Divisions of the Autonomic Nervous System.
The Endocrine System.
2.
Planes and Directions in the Human Nervous System.

Planes in the Human Brain.
Directions in the Human Nervous System.
Sides of the Human Nervous System.
3.
Cells of the Nervous System.

The Neuron: Its Major Regions.
The Neuron: Structures of the Cell Body.
The Neuron: Structures of the Terminal Buttons.
Neural Conduction Through Dendrites and Cell Body.
Axonal Conduction and Synaptic Transmission.
Glial Cells and Saltatory Conduction.
The Neuron Cell Membrane and Receptors.
4.
Early Development of the Human Nervous System.

Development of the Neural Tube.
Six Processes of Early Neural Development.
Early Development of the Brain's Three Major Divisions.
Early Development of the Brain's Five Divisions.
Axon Growth: Correctly Wiring the Nervous System.
5.
Gross Anatomy of the Human Brain.

Cerebral Hemispheres and Brain Stem.
The Five Divisions of the Mature Brain.
The Meninges.
The Cerebral Ventricles.
Tracts and Nuclei.
The Cerebral Commissures.
TheCranial Nerves.
6.
Major Structures of the Brain Stem.

Major Structures of the Myelencephalon.
Major Structures of the Metencephalon.
Major Structures of the Mesencephalon.
Diencephalon: The Thalamus.
Diencephalon: The Hypothalamus.
The Hypothalamus and Pituitary.
7.
Major Structures of the Cerebral Hemispheres.

Major Fissures of the Cerebral Hemispheres.
Lobes of the Cerebral Hemispheres.
Major Gyri of the Cerebral Hemispheres.
The Cerebral Cortex.
Divisions of the Cerebral Cortex.
Primary Sensory and Motor Areas.
Subcortical Structures: The Limbic System.
Subcortical Structures: The Basal Ganglia.
II.
FUNCTIONAL NEUROANATOMY.

8.
Sensory Systems of the Central Nervous System.

Visual System: From Eye to Cortex.
Cortical Visual Areas.
Auditory System: From Ear to Cortex.
Cortical Auditory Areas.
Somatosensory System: From Receptors to Cortex.
Cortical Somatosensory Areas.
The Descending Analgesia Circuit.
9.
Sensorimotor Pathways of the Central Nervous System.

Sensorimotor Cortical Pathways.
Primary Motor Cortex.
The Descending Dorsolateral Motor Pathways.
The Descending Ventromedial Motor Pathways.
The Cerebellum and Basal Ganglia.
Parkinson's Disease and the Nigrostriatal Pathway.
10.
Brain Structures and Memory.

Hippocampal Formation and Memory: The Case of H.M.
Rhinal Cortex and Memory.
Hippocampus and Spatial Memory.
Medial Diencephalon and Memory: Korsakoff's Amnesia.
Basal Forebrain and Memory: Alzheimer's Amnesia.
11.
Motivational Systems of the Brain.

Hypothalamus and Eating.
Subfornical Organ and Deprivation-Induced Thirst.
Mesotelencephalic Dopamine System and Pleasure.
Neural Mechanisms of Fear and Anxiety.
Reticular Formation and Sleep.
Suprachiasmatic Nucleus and Circadian Rhythms.
Brain Stem Sex Circuits.
12.
Cortical Localization of Language and Thinking.

The Wernicke-Geschwind Model of Language.
Cortical Areas Involved in Reading: Mapped by PET.
Cortical Areas Involved in Naming Objects: Mapped by Stimulation.
Cortical Areas Involved in Thinking: Mapped by Blood Flow Measurement.
Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Effects of Prefrontal Cortex Lesions.
Answers to Review Exercises.
Index.

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MaryKD More than 1 year ago
I actually purchased this book because it was required as a textbook in my Graduate studies for Special Education. To be honest when I first opened the book I thought, you have got to be kidding. I am not much into coloring, but as I worked in this book I found myslef appreciating the task, the coloring was in many ways relaxing which enhanced the learning, namely the structure and systems of each part of the brain. I would greatly recommend this book for those who are beginning to study the brain anatomy, along with lecture study and other forms of study, this coloring book will reinforce the learning. Thanks.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was a clinical psych grad student studying for comprehensive exams, and I found neuroanatomy very intimidating. This provided me with a comprehensive, succinct, and helpful knowledge base in the subject. The organization of the book and the variety of teaching formats used helped me not only learn and remember the material, but also to consolidate what I learned. I would recommend this to anyone who wanted general information about the subject or anyone who wanted a more detailed explanation of the intricacies of the brain, its parts, and their functions.